Deion Sanders May Have To Get His Foot Amputated

Deion Sanders May Have To Get His Foot Amputated


Deion Sanders could possibly have his foot amputated.

Sanders, the new head football coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU), continues to experience blood flow problems to his foot.

During a recent episode of “Thee Pregame Show,” Deion Sanders allowed cameras to film a meeting between himself and the CU medical team.

Vascular surgeon Donald Jacobs told Sanders,

“You just have to understand what the risks are. Things can cascade. He could lose the foot.”

Sanders replied,

“Well, I know what risks are. I only have eight toes. So, I’m pretty sure I understand.” 

Deion Sanders

The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been dealing with issues with this foot for some time. Last year, he had surgery on his injured foot which resulted in the amputation of two toes on his left foot. According to reports, Deion Sanders was diagnosed with three femoral arterial blood clots, which doctors categorized as life-threatening and left the coach wheelchair bound for the latter part of Jackson State’s season.

During “Thee Pregame,” Sanders revealed that he doesn’t have any feeling on the bottom of his foot. He told doctors that if he needs a procedure, he would like to get it done before the start of the football season.

“I want to do it this summer because when we get rolling, I’m not going to have time to do it. This is the best downtime I have.”

During his time coaching at Jackson State, Sanders dealt with pain regularly, including on game days.

During a previous interview with Shannon Sharpe on his “Club Shay Shay” podcast, Deion Sanders said,

“It starts hurting after a few hours, and I have to keep the blood circulating to get movement out of it. Like, I can make it through like three-quarters of a game, then after that, I’m on meds and everything. I’m limping, I’ve got a little stroll at the beginning of the game, and right at the third quarter I’m limping like crazy.”

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Authored by: Monique Nicole